Benny Dean King May 27, 1943 - January 16, 2021

Benny Dean King, 77 of Fletcher passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at his residence.  He was the son of the late Roy Major and Evelyn Frances Jones King.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Tommy King and a nephew, Terry Lynn King.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Mr. King graduated from Lee Edwards High School, Asheville.  He served in the US Navy and was stationed on the USS Enterprise’s maiden voyage and sailed around the world on it.   He retired as a machinist with Volvo and Asheville Enterprises.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Maxine Melton King, two sons, Brian Shannon King and Keith Eric King both of Fletcher; and a sister, Marsha Fowler and husband Joe of TN.

No services are planned at this time.

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  1. Tom & Pam Bell says

    So sorry to here this My wife and I new Benny in the navy he was or best man when we got married. We only just found him on FB. He was very good to us and a great friend. Our condolences too his wife and children. We never forgot him he will be missed.